The Fault in Our Stars: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago

“The Fault in Our Stars” (TFIOS) is a romantic film based on John Green’s popular novel of the same name. The film adaptation is directed by Josh Boone and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It features Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace Lancaster and Ansel Elgort as Augustus Waters. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 5, 2014. Some of the cast members include: Laura Dern (Frannie), Sam Trammell (Michael), Nat Wolff (Isaac) and Willem Dafoe (Peter Van Houten). Read on to find out more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “The Fault in Our Stars” synopsis and review.

“The Fault in Our Stars” Synopsis:


The romantic story is focused on Hazel and Gus, who both have cancer, and how they met in a cancer support group. Hazel has weak lungs. Thus, she carries an oxygen tank anywhere she goes. Gus, on the other hand, wears a prosthetic leg.

Frannie, Hazel’s mom, insists that she socialize and join a support group. There, she meets Gus. In the process, they bond and find things in common, such as music and movies. Hazel shares a novel about a girl who had cancer and how it changed her life. The two travel to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten, the author of the novel.

“The Fault in Our Stars” Review:

The Sydney Morning Herald’s film critic Sandra Hall gave the movie two out of five stars. Hall guaranteed that the film was a tearjerker. However, she emphasized that it was only because it talked about two young people who both have cancer and fell in love. Woodley and Elgort previously played as siblings in “Divergent.” Their team up failed to exude their growing romance. The critic referred to Elgort as miscast.

“His baby-faced handsomeness and over-worked smile can’t rise to the precocious air of worldliness that Gus is meant to exude and Woodley’s air of composure is rapidly dissolving to the point where she’s punctuating every sentence with ‘Oh my God!’” added Hall in her The Sydney Morning Herald review.

As of this writing, Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer revealed that 89% of the critics liked the film adaptation and 96% of the moviegoers would like to see it.

There you have it for “The Fault in Our Stars” synopsis and review. It opens in U.S. theaters on June 5, 2014. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite celebrities, movies and TV shows including episode recaps and spoilers, gossips and reviews.

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